Tag Archives: autocracy

A Laughing Stock

Update (November 10) below. Expats in Kuwait had been exhorted the other day to stay out of the current opposition protests in the run-up of snap parliamentary elections on December 1. They were even threatened by serious consequences, such as huge … Continue reading

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Bahrainization of Kuwait

Update (October 21) below. Has the Arab Spring eventually arrived in Kuwait? Well, not really. The current ongoing and longstanding parliamentary crisis won’t lead to more democracy in the autocratically ruled, oil-rich, tiny emirate. It’s not based on popular movements, … Continue reading

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